AcademicsJyothi Chintalapudi started her dance career at the age of 5 and was conferred the title “Natyamayuri” at a very young age of 15. She was initiated into dance by Vempati Nageswari and continued her training under the living legend of Kuchipudi, Padmasree Dr.Sobha Naidu. She currently trains students in Atlanta and Omaha through her “Natya Jyothi” Kuchipudi Dance Academy. Jyothi has been the prime coordinator for all the International Kuchipudi Dance Conventions (IKDC) of SiliconAndhra. As a core team member of Jayaho Kuchipudi to develop Kuchipudi village and also as Vice President for Kuchipudi global team of SiliconAndhra Jyothi strives to pass the rich art form and our rich culture in its true form to next generation.
Dr Chennaiah Jurru
Dr.Chennaiah Jurru is a multifaceted individual both in academic pursuit and scholarly activity. He is highly qualified with an MA in Telugu, PhD, Post graduate degree in Communication and Journalism (MCJ) and Post graduate diploma in Translation. Dr.Chennaiah is an erudite Journalist and Public Relations expert. For over a decade he worked as a Journalist in Eenadu, the most popular Telugu daily. He is well known in the field of Public Relations. He served as PRO in Pottisree Ramulu Telugu University for over 26 years with a remarkable track record. He is a recipient of the Best Translator award from Telugu University and a winner of four national awards for his great contribution to the field of Public Relations from PRSI including ‘Best PRO’ PRSI and ‘Best Chairman’ PRSI.
Phani Madhav Kasturi
MultimediaPhani Madhav Kasturi is a versatile Artiste in the fields of Mimicry, Ventriloquism and Mime. He also anchored for hundreds of events. As a Mimicry Artiste, he has given more than 4000 performances in India, USA, UK, South Africa, Singapore, Dubai and many more countries. He also played several roles as Director, Writer and Actor in Movie, Radio & Television Shows. He is instrumental in organizing Prestigious GAMA Awards Event held in Dubai. Apart from his profession, he has been volunteering for SiliconAndhra and ManaBadi as the Vice President for Multi Media & Creativity.
OperationsYogendra has been volunteering for SiliconAndhra for the past decade in various roles in the areas of culture, social welfare, technology and A&V systems. Professionally, he has been working in various leadership roles in technology startups and public companies for the past decade here in US.
OperationsMamatha has over a decade of experience working for Insurance, transportation and technology companies in US. She has been an active volunteer in SiliconAndhra for more than ten years in various capacities. She is very passionate about Indian arts and culture and has imbibed that spirit in her children.
Student Services and Event Coordination
Anuradha Suresh is the founder of Shruthi Swara Laya in Fremont,California,USA and has been teaching Carnatic music for the past twenty years. The growing list of performances by her students and herself include several Bay Area venues, the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival, the Chicago Thyagaraja Utsavam and several venues in India.
Anu is a recipient of Prof T R Subramanyam award for 2017 from the prestigious Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana and Shastriya Sangeet Puraskar from Bay Area Thygaraja Aradhana, April 2017
Currently, Anu receives advanced training in Carnatic music from Smt. Lalgudi Rajalakshmi and Dr. Uma Naresh.
Professionally, Anu is a faculty member at UC Berkeley where she teaches Career Technical Education Credential Program courses for K-12 teachers. She also serves as board member on the Fremont Cultural Arts Council working on Art Internships for high school students in Fremont.